We found 10 head and neck surgeons near Renton, WA.

Dr. Raymond Waye Juen Tse, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1660 S. Columbian Way; Va Puget Sound Health Care System - Seattle Division
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Raymond Tse's specialties are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He practices in Seattle, WA, Richland, WA, and Bellevue, WA. In addition to English, Dr. Tse (or staff) speaks French and Cantonese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tse include cleft lip and palate, congenital hand disorders, and ear reconstruction. His professional affiliations include the University of Washington (UW) Medicine, Seattle Children's, and VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Dr. Tse obtained his medical school training at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate, Facial Problems, General Reconstruction, Congenital Hand Disorders, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan Samuel Serkin, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4033 Talbot Road S; Suite 540
Renton, WA
 

Dr. Bryan Serkin's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with Valley Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Serkin's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Scott Lungchi Lee, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4033 Talbot Road S; Suite 540
Renton, WA
 

Dr. Scott Lee specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He honors Medicare insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Lee speaks Cantonese. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Valley Medical Center.

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Dr. Eduardo Mendez, MS, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1660 S Columbian Way; Mailstop 112 Oto
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Eduardo Mendez is an otolaryngologist in Seattle, WA. Dr. Mendez honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Mendez is affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union.

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Dr. Jeffrey John Houlton, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1660 S. Columbian Way; Va Puget Sound Health Care System - Seattle Division
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Houlton practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Seattle, WA and Bellevue, WA. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and VA Puget Sound Health Care System. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Houlton's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Martin Robert Greget, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4509 Talbot Road South; Suite 101
Renton, WA
 

Dr. Martin Greget's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with Valley Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Greget attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Greget is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Greget accepts Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Robert W Ballard, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
 

Dr. Robert Ballard sees patients in Seattle, WA and Federal Way, WA. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include neck abscess, otosclerosis, and throat abscess. Dr. Ballard is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Nasal Congestion, Facial Pain, Nosebleeds, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Tracheal Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Isaac Arnold Bohannon, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1660 S Columbian Way; Mail Stop S-112 Oto
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Isaac Bohannon, who practices in Bellevue, WA and Seattle, WA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bohannon include neck abscess, throat abscess, and nasal congestion (stuffy nose). Dr. Bohannon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Swedish Medical Center and VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Dr. Bohannon takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Bohannon studied medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Bohannon's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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Clinical interests: Neck Abscess, Throat Abscess, Nasal Congestion, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Deviated ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric T Waterman, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
4033 Talbot Road S; Suite 230
Renton, WA
 

Dr. Eric Waterman is a Renton, WA physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with Valley Medical Center. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
4033 Talbot Road S; Suite 230
Renton, WA
 

Dr. Charles Caplan works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Caplan is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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What is Head and Neck Surgery?

Head and neck surgery is a subspecialty that provides advanced surgical care for the head, face, neck, and throat. Most head and neck surgeons begin their careers as otolaryngologists (ENTs) or plastic surgeons, but becoming certified as a head and neck surgeon requires additional training.

A surgeon who treats the head and neck has very specific considerations to take into account when operating. The delicate structures of the head and neck control our senses, our speech, our ability to chew and swallow food, and even our ability to breathe. A head and neck surgeon has to be careful to preserve the many functions of the head and neck when performing an operation. Also, when operating on or around the face, extreme care must be taken to leave as few scars as possible, since the face is a critical part of identity and social interaction. It all adds up to a tricky job.

Some of the issues a head and neck surgeon might treat include:
  • Cancer
  • Trauma to the face or neck
  • Thyroid disorders requiring surgery
  • Sinus surgery
  • Tonsillectomies / adenoidectomies
  • Cleft palate repair
  • Disorders of the larynx (voice box)

Cancers, especially of the esophagus, mouth, lips, and skin around the face or throat, are one of the most common issues requiring head or neck surgery. Most often, head and neck cancers are related to tobacco use. Chewing tobacco in particular affects the lips and mouth. Other risk factors for head and neck cancers include alcohol use and sun exposure.

Often after surgery, but particularly after the removal of a tumor, head and neck surgeons will perform reconstructive surgery, including microvascular surgery to connect or replace skin tissue. The goal is to restore not only a patient’s function but also their appearance in this critical area of the body, improving self-esteem.